This photograph is almost there. As much as I have tried, the foreground just does not pop. Perhaps it was too ambitious (or foolish) to include the layers of foreground. The very bottom catches the light well, but the next section with the bare section of logged land is so very dull and takes up a fifth of the image and adds nothing.
It did take some effort to find a side road that led to a mostly clear north view. I was just a couple of miles west of the Silver Fork turnoff when I noticed the clouds over Pyramid Peak and Mt. Price. It was take another 5 miles of driving along Mormon Emigrant Trail, testing side roads that lead to little or no view before finding a decent location. With time not on my side as the thunderclouds typically recede as the sun sets, I arrived at this location and quickly set up for a few shots.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO100, 185mm, f/8, 1/80 sec (3 image panorama)
El Dorado National Forest (CA), Pyramid Peak, Mt. Price, Late Afternoon Clouds, Pano. Mormon Emigrant Trail, El Dorado County, CA. June 25, 2017. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.